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Desert trip with Rowshan – part 2 - desert iguana

2023/08/19 – BLTN – 2022/08/06 Desert trip with Rowshan – part 2 of 2

BLTN = Better Late Than Never πŸ˜‰ In this post, we continue the visit to the Anza-Borrego desert with Rowshan which occurred last year as I mentioned in this previous post. Today, we are going to take a look at a kangaroo mouse, an ash-throated flycatcher, some desert iguanas, and a strange tiny creature: a red velvet mite. I know that most people just jump straight to the pictures gallery. But this time, if you… Read more

young bighorn sheep

2023/07/29 – BLTN – 2022/08/05 Desert trip with Rowshan – part 1 of 2

You might wonder what BLTN stands for. Although I have been unable to find either the time or the energy required to work on my pictures and create new posts, it did not prevent me from thinking about it. And it has been bothering me a lot that I have amassed so many interesting pictures, but nobody have seen them. That’s why today, I am finally coming out of my silence, and have in mind… Read more

garter snake

2023/01/14 – Short visit with the wildlife of Maryland – Part 2 of 2

Today let’s take a look at the second set of the 12 most interesting pics taken during my little visit to the wildlife of Maryland. We have in order of appearance, a garter snake, a grass hopper, an eagle, and a cardinal. The first 3 pics in this post show a cute little garter snake, who peaked his head out to see what was all that ruckus in his normally so quiet forest. Well, it… Read more

common eastern bumble bee

2023/01/02 – Short visit with the wildlife of Maryland – Part 1 of 2

First of all, Happy New Year everybody! I know I haven’t been posting much last year, well, too many things happening in my life made it very hard for me to keep updating my site. Let’s try to rekindle things this year with pics which I took in October last year when I went to Maryland to visit my daughters. We went on a couple of hikes on local trails and we encountered a few… Read more

griffon vulture

2022/06/05 – Vultures are back in France!

Last April I traveled with my wife to France, my home country. As planned we went to meet my family at the HΓ΄tel des Voyageurs which was recently acquired and revamped by my niece, Ariane and her boyfriend, Olivier. I highly recommend this charming little hotel. It is located in a little village of La Motte Chalancon, in a mountainous region called the Alpes. What I didn’t know is that vultures are back in France!… Read more

Ravens couple

2022/04/02 – Birds in love

Well, once again, it’s been longer than expected since my last post, dated February 24th. I have been very busy with the planning of our trip to France coming up next week. But I thought I wouldn’t leave without showing you this series of birds in love. All these pictures show a few different kind of birds, but always as a couple. The first 2 pics are showing you a couple of red-tailed hawks. I… Read more

Male California quail

2022-02-23 – A few beautiful birds

Finally I am back. It’s been hard to find time lately. I have been unable to go hiking as often as I would like. And I have not published new pictures for the last 3 months. It’s certainly not because I am lacking new pics. In fact I have way too many, and that brings me to a situation where I often hesitate regarding the topic of the next post. Anyway, as I reviewed my… Read more

Female blue dasher dragonfly

2021/12/05 – Spotlight on the dragonflies

These insects have fascinated me for a long time, but somehow I never seem to find a way to include them in a post. Well, no more. Today I am putting the spotlight on a few of the pretty dragonflies I have encountered over the whole last year. I have added the type of dragonfly in the caption for each picture. In French we call this insect “libellule”, prounounced [AUDIO]. Curiously enough, I just discovered… Read more


2021/10/30 – This California kingsnake was just too hungry

During one of my recent hikes in the jungle next to lake Hodges, I chanced upon a California kingsnake who was about to eat a mouse it had just killed. Afraid of me, it slithered away. I looked at its prey, took a few pictures, and then thought: I wonder if it will come back to get its food. After all, it might be hungry enough to take the risk. So, I backed away and… Read more

Vanessa cardui

2021/10/10 – Desert trip with Rowshan – Part 2 of 2

All the pics in part 2 of our desert trip were taken the next day. Night in the desert is not as quiet as you might think. I often woke up hearing scratching noises, which I can imagine were probably little rodents such as the kangaroo mouse, which we saw many times crossing the road at night right in front of our car. We first went back to hike at the location where we saw… Read more

zebra-tailed lizard

2021/10/01 – Desert trip with Rowshan – Part 1 of 2

A few weeks ago I went with my friend Rowshan to the desert. Here is a little panoramic view of the spot where we put down our tents. Rowshan, who is also a wildlife photographer, spends much more time than I do exploring all kind of places. So, I was very happy to get his invitation to join him on this desert trip. We drove to the Anza-Borrego desert and hiked in a few spots… Read more